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High court to review EPA mercury limits

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26/11/2014

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The justices on Tuesday said they would hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to ...

Romax Technology shares knowledge to solve key reliability issues at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe

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25/11/2014

Romax Technology will be demonstrating how to enable predictive maintenance as part of an in-depth, three-hour workshop taking place at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe 20-21, January, Hamburg, Germany. With an increasing focus on cost reduction for the operations and maintenance of wind energy, European operators are turning to companies like Romax to reduce the cost of running turbine fleets. ...

EPA to propose stricter smog standard

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26/11/2014

Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems. The stricter standard makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White House and one of his first environmental ...

NIH Scientists Determine How Environment Contributes to Several Human Diseases

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26/11/2014

Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work, appearing online Nov. 17 in the journal Nature, ...

HORIBA Jobin Yvon grating in ROSETTA mission

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26/11/2014

ESA’s comet-chasing mission Rosetta was launched on the 2nd of March 2004 and through a complex series of flybys (three times past Earth and once past Mars) arrived ten years after at its destination: comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. In June 2011, Rosetta was put into deep-space hibernation for the coldest, most distant leg of the journey (800 million kilometres from the sun) and was ...

Choose now your training in environmental geostatistics for 2015

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25/11/2014

It's time to choose your geostatistics training program for 2015. You wish you could master geostatistics key concepts for a reliable modeling of a contamination, an aquifer or a soil property?   Then discover from now Geovariances 2015 training offer dedicated to geostatistical methodologies or software use.  Various one-day seminars are also proposed to educate project managers ...

What’s wrong with the circular economy?

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24/11/2014

Companies with circular economy business models currently struggle to raise investment because investors are generally unfamiliar with the concept of the circular economy According to research to be published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the lack of information about financial risk is a key reason why investors are hesitant to invest in companies following this business model.. Beate ...

The waterworks of the future is out in the open

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26/11/2014

In the scenic surroundings of Truelsbjerg, Aarhus, the construction of what might be the most groundbreaking waterworks in Europe is complete. Both water production, guarantee of supply, design and architecture are state of the art, and Grundfos pumps are a key part of the solution. Forget everything about huge open cascade aerators vulnerable to contamination and dirty concrete tanks deep below ...

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